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Pension profiles: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa

Tanzania’s National Social Security Fund is financing around 60% of the cost of the Kigamboni Bridge/Photo©All Rights ReservedThe six pension profiles compiled by The Africa Report take a peek into a sector that is in the process of formulating regulatory and management structures.

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Sierra Leone's iron present and oil future

Tailings being graded at the London Mining concession at Marampa, before being blended with weathered ore/Photo©GEMMA WARE FOR TARLondon Mining's iron ore operation is part of a mining boom that has fuelled huge growth projections, while new taxes and monitoring schemes are starting to shape up.

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Smallholders and plantation owners have big plans in Sierra Leone

Irrigation in action: a 1km diameter pivot distributes water from the Rokel River to Addax Bioenergy’s sugercane plots/Photo©GEMMA WARESeveral large-scale plantation projects to produce for export are now underway, but the government's programmes to promote the activities of smallholders have yet to take off.

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Not just about cash transfer: making use of mobile-money

Mobile money plans can struggle, as consumers cut the number of transactions they make when the scheme’s novelty wears off/Photo©THOMAS DWORZAK/MAGNUM PHOTOSMobile-money platforms have not taken off in every location, but innovators are launching insurance and lending services that bring new utility to the sector.

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China to construct Ghana's second international airport

China Airports Construction Corporation (CACC) is set to begin construction of Ghana's second international airport after Kotoka International Airport with the capacity for large aircraft, a government official in the West African country has revealed.

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Libya claws back sovereign assets

LAP Green is asking for $480m in compensation after Zambia seized a 75% stake in Zamtel/Photo©ATELJEEWhile the Libyan Investment Authority has been preoccupied with fighting seizures and losses in Europe, several African governments have taken a swipe at telecoms assets, with mixed success.

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